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Hamamatsu Introduces the New ORCA-Flash2.8 Scientific CMOS Camera

30 July 2010

Hamamatsu introduces the new ORCA-Flash2.8, our first high-sensitivity digital camera based on a next-generation Scientific CMOS image sensor.

Designed for low-light imaging at high frame rates, this new camera combines high resolution, high sensitivity, high speed and low noise, with a price / performance level that is unmatched. As part of their long-term development program, Hamamatsu’s ORCA Flash2.8 cameras are now being delivered to customers incorporating a unique 2.8M pixel Scientific CMOS sensor. A combination of high speed, low noise and ease of interface with external peripheral equipment makes it suitable for a wide variety of applications such as life-science microscopy, industrial imaging and sensitive analytical measurement. 45 frames / second are output in full resolution, making it ideal for fast, low-intensity imaging. The ORCA Flash2.8 can achieve a maximum speed of 1273 frames / second in sub-array mode. The cooled FL-280 sensor’s design keeps readout noise minimal at 3 electrons, even with very fast readout speeds. The camera’s 12-bit output interfaces with a PC via a standard CameraLink base framegrabber. By combining the benefits of next-generation Scientific CMOS sensors with the qualities of the industry-leading ORCA range, Hamamatsu are now able to offer customers the ability to capture images with a price / performance level that is unmatched.

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Hamamatsu Photonics UK Ltd

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